Lena Levine is a web designer with a passion for beautiful typography, architecture and clean code. While obtaining her degree in Computer Science in Russia, she was always sensitive about the lack of women in technology programs. She is really excited to be a part of GDI team and to share its core goals and values. Her goal is to create a supportive community in Buffalo for women of all ages, and to show that coding can be fun and fascinating, and that it's never "too late to learn."
Katie Barnum is a front-end web developer with a background in graphic design and typography. She became interested in development when she was put in charge of the company website at her first job and started learning HTML and CSS. The rest is history. Katie now works at the University at Buffalo as a web developer, specializing in WordPress. When not in front of the computer, she enjoys rowing, photography, craft beer, and snowboarding.
Jess is an entrepreneur and a former activist passionate about the connection between technology and social change. GDI is special to her, as it opened the doors to tech community and entrepreneurship for her. She is excited to serve as a bridge for fellow women to make dreams happen through technology. She is the co-founder of HandStack, a powerful web & mobile application for community organizers. She enjoys rowing in her spare time.
Wendy is a Buffalo native pursuing a BS in Computer Engineering at SUNY Buffalo. She's so glad to have the great people in Girl Develop It Buffalo to learn alongside-- this group has been a huge source of encouragement, knowledge, and fun for her! Helping build this wonderful local tech community for women in Buffalo is truly a dream come true. Her volunteer work with Girl Develop It Buffalo focuses on reaching out to students at local universities and colleges.